How to obtain a repeat prescription
Please allow 2 working days notice when requesting a repeat prescription of regular medication.
Electronic Prescribing - EPSAsk someone at your GP surgery or at any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS to add your nomination for you. Nomination means you choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. You don't need a computer to use EPS. You can choose up to one of each of the following:
a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one)
your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).
You can change your nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription. If you don't want your prescription to be sent electronically just tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
EPS is reliable, secure and confidential. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.
Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser.
Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions. For more information please visit the following website: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients
All medication can be ordered online. You will need to visit the surgery with 2 forms of ID, a photo id and a utility bill with your address. You will need sign a Patient Online Access Form and you will recieve your details in the post within 30 days of your application. If you have any questions regarding this service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can telephone requests through on 01299 402157 Opt 3 between 9.00am and 12.00pm or between 2.00pm and 4.00pm Monday- Friday.
You can hand your repeat prescription requests into the hatch at the medical centre entrance between 9.00am -12.00pm and 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours please post your request in the green box on the wall next to the repeat prescription hatch.
Please post your request to the address below. If you enclose a stamped addressed envelope we can return your new script.